What states have the shortest life expectancy?

South Dakota and North Dakota have the lowest life expectancy in the United States.  Residents of these states can expect to live only 66 years on average!  Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas also have low average life expectancies.

Hawaii has the longest life expectancy.  The average resident in Hawaii can expect to live to age 81!  Hawaii is followed by Massachusetts and Connecticut.
Factors that effect longevity include access to health care, obesity, and smoking.

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